Themes In Red Kayik

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Red Kayak is a truly heartbreaking story that will grab your attention through every event in the novel. It is a story about a boy named Brady who has to deal with a little boy’s death named Ben DiAngelo who died in a kayaking accident. Realistic fiction is a genre that refers to stories that might really happen in real life. The elements of realistic fiction are credible events, authentic characters, real settings, true-to-life themes, and believable dialogue. Red Kayak is an example of realistic fiction because of its credible events, authentic characters, and believable dialogue.
One reason Red Kayak is an example of realistic fiction is because of its credible events. In the story, when Brady’s parents left for the memorial day picnic,
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In the novel, Brady’s friends, and other characters, do say some bad words. In the beginning, Brady, J.T., and Digger are waiting for Carl to come pick them up for school. They are having a conversation about how Brady and Digger will be wrinkly when they’re fifty, but J.T. will have perfect skin. Digger responds to J.T.’s comment by saying “Yeah, like a baby’s ass” (pg. 7). Cursing is something that kids can do in real life with their friends. Having kids in a book curse with their friends is very realistic and just makes us think more about how it is. To summarize the paragraph, Red Kayak contains believable dialogue because characters in the novel do curse.
In conclusion, Red Kayak is a good example of realistic fiction because of its credible events, authentic characters, and believable dialogue. The novel portrays credible events by making Brady very nervous to the point where he cried when he was by himself. It portrays authentic characters by showing Brady’s change of mood. Finally, it contains believable dialogue by making the characters curse. So the next time you read Red Kayak, look for all those elements, but also take a moment to notice all the heartbreaking moments in
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